J & L Storage Units Burglarized

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Thieves broke into several storage units sometime overnight Wednesday at the J & L Storage facility behind the old McDonald’s on Trinity Drive.

Owner John Courtright said locks were cut on the units but they were not otherwise damaged and that all but one door was closed before the thieves left.

Courtright said two of his own units were struck and that the majority of those broken into were hidden from street view. He said the burglaries were discovered during routine checks of the premises during snow removal Thursday morning.

“Fortunately, people don’t store their high-dollar items in storage units,” Courtright said.

Most of the items reported missing appear to be hand tools, he noted, adding that the thieves had left behind a 30-foot ladder, jacks, a handcart and other larger items.

“We haven’t had an incident like this at J & L for more than 10 years now,” Courtright said.

He said unit renters were immediately notified and units belonging to people who are out of town were resecured. 

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Preston Ballew said this morning that the LAPD Investigations Division is processing evidence collected Thursday at the scene. Anyone with any information on the break-ins should call LAPD DIspatch at 505.662.8222.

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